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Corporate DiversityFIRST™ Leadership Award

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 by in Awards |

Nominations should reflect efforts and achievements in the field of diversity and inclusion by individuals, businesses, corporations, community groups or non-profit organizations. The efforts and achievements must have been demonstrated through specific work with other individuals or groups, or through a specific product, initiative, innovative program or activity that has a visible, tangible, or measurable impact on the perception of, attitude toward, and respect for a truly inclusive environment, where individuals are valued for their talent and able to reach their full potential.

 

Award Criteria
The nominee should be at a leadership level in the organization of a decision-maker who has responsibility for profit and loss and influences other business results. Each nomination should represent and describe the diversity-related activities accomplished in the following areas of focus.

  • Workforce Diversity
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Multicultural Outreach
  • Community Involvement

Nominations should reflect efforts and achievements in the field of diversity and inclusion by individuals, businesses, corporations, community groups or non-profit organizations. The efforts and achievements must have been demonstrated through specific work with other individuals or groups, or through a specific product, initiative, innovative program or activity that has a visible, tangible, or measurable impact on the perception of, attitude toward, and respect for a truly inclusive environment, where individuals are valued for their talent and able to reach their full potential.

Corporate DiversityFIRST™ Leadership Award

  • Developed and implemented an effective equal opportunity program or initiative as demonstrated by a diversified work force in which all persons are afforded opportunities for employment and upward mobility, regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination.
  • Exhibited visionary and insightful leadership to confront and resolve inequities through strategic decision-making, allocation of resources, and establishment of priorities.
  • Enhanced the quality of life of the community for the improvement of equal opportunity and for the provision of greater access to government and government services by multiracial and multicultural populations and increased citizen participation in government or community activities by all segments of the community.
  • Demonstrated a consistent pattern of an organizational commitment to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented populations.
  • Cultivated and promoted or promotes diversity initiatives that establish and foster a more inclusive and equitable work and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated continued corporate responsibility by devoting resources for the improvement of the community-at-large.

Corporate DiversityFIRST™ Award

The deadline for award nominations is 2 months prior to the event or publication date. *Please note that award opportunities are filled on a rolling basis beginning as early as 8 months prior to the event date, so award openings may be filled prior to the nomination deadline.